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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

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Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!

Category: Birth Control

Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Te…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


Health Care Hero: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

Kentucky Governor Steve Bashear

With more than 640,000 uninsured people, a legislature controlled by anti-women’s health politicians, and two infamous opponents of Obamacare--Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul--representing the state in the U.S. Senate, getting access to affordable health care in Kentucky may not seem like a cake walk.…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare Works, Kentucky, Health Care Hero, Governor Steve Beshear


The Battle to Protect Women’s Health in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Since June, when Governor Rick Perry and his cronies rammed through an extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law—after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized standoff—a lot has happened in the Lone Star State. Here’s what you’ve missed and where things stand: Planned Pare…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, HB 2, Texas women's health, Abortion restrictions, Admitting Priviledges, Medication abortion


Gynotician of the Week: Senator Lindsey Graham

Category: Abortion

In a classic case of politicians thinking they know better than women and their doctors, the U.S. senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, proposed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks—in every single state. Politics has no place preventing doctors and other health professionals from in…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, 20 week ban, Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina


Women's Health: A Winning Issue

Category: Elections

What the Virginia Governor's Race Means for 2014 and BeyondThe Virginia gubernatorial election sends a message to the rest of the country about how to win elections in America today -- and how to lose them.Last night, voters elected Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of the Commonwealth. And they …Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Governor's Race, Terry McAuliffe